Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management Online2022-06-01T16:23:39+00:00

Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management is a 120-credit Ofqual regulated qualification. This qualification offers a flexible option for people who already achieved awards in the management field at a lower level, as well as qualified individuals in other areas. The programme is designed to allow an alternative qualification to be gained. Similarly, if an individual is not sure about committing to the 120-credit course, they can opt for the 60-credit course and still achieve a recognised qualification.

The qualification covers key areas of management such as Organisational Behaviour, Strategic Human Resource Management and Finance for Strategic Managers. It provides the option to undertake an MBA top-up at many universities in the United Kingdom or others worldwide. The qualification typically takes eight months of full-time study or 16 months of part-time study.

The majority of learners opting for this programme are often International students, giving you a unique chance to network with like-minded business people from diverse backgrounds. In this way, you can develop your cultural intelligence and build a strong network for your current or future company.

  • Direct progression to an MBA Top-Up(60-credits) at a range of UK universities
  • Employment if they are not already in employment

Key Facts

Mode of Study
12 Months
Payment Plan
For 20 students
January, April, July, October

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply conceptual learning skills in today’s business environment

  • Understand the foundations for developing organisational strategy

  • Analyse financial performance of an organisation

  • Evaluate organisational decisions with consideration of the political, legal and ethical aspects of business

  • Assess strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the business environment

  • Understand how to create a strategic plan to meet business objectives

  • Be able to review an organisation’s strategy and business plans


Learners selecting this qualification must take five mandatory units and three further units from the optional units listed below.

Term 1

Modules Credits
Strategic Planning 15
Finance for Strategic Managers 15
Research for Strategic Development 15
Organisational Behaviour 15
Personal Development for Leadership and Strategic Management 15

Term 2

Modules Credits
International Business Environment 15
Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction 15
International Finance 15
Strategic Marketing 15
Quantitative Methods 15
International Marketing 15
Corporate Communication Strategies 15
Strategic Human Resources Management 15
Managing Continuous Organisational Improvement 15
Modules Credits
International Business Environment 15
Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction 15
Quantitative Methods 15
International Finance 15
Module Credits
Strategic Marketing 15
International Marketing 15
Corporate Communication Strategies 15
Module Credits
Strategic Human Resource Management 15
Managing Continuous Organisational Improvement 15
Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction 15
Module Credits
International Business Environment 15
International Marketing 15
International Finance 15
Entry Requirements

We accept candidates who have achieved a wide range of credentials, including any post- 16 qualification in the UK. Functional, Vocational and other essential skills are recognised and accepted from all around the world. Please get in touch with us to discuss the specific requirements for your country.

  • We normally require a second class honours degree (2:2) or above

  • Applicants must demonstrate a minimum of two years continuous workplace experience gained in a managerial or professional job following graduation

  • Applicants without an honours degree need to demonstrate relevant workplace experience.

  • Other equivalent international qualifications.

  • We normally require a second class honours degree (2:2) or above

  • Applicants must demonstrate a minimum of two years continuous workplace experience gained in a managerial or professional job following graduation

English Requirments

  • The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components).

“I have wholeheartedly enjoyed my time and experience whilst studying this programme. I believe this qualification will open countless doors for me in the future and aid in my career development”

Lakshmi, India
Extended Diploma in Strategic Management


Learners are assessed through assignments, which have been created to demonstrate the students’ knowledge and understanding. All units within this qualification are internally assessed via exams and tasks which are externally verified by the awarding organisation.

The assignments submitted by learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by the assessment criteria for the unit. Learners can earn a pass, merit or distinction grade depending on the quality of assignment and questions attempted. To achieve a merit or distinction grade, the learners must demonstrate that, they have met all the criteria set for these grades.

Download a Prospectus

Download a copy of our 2020 Diploma Prospectus (PDF Document) 

Fees & Funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. It usually includes teaching costs, registration and examination fees (not repeat or tailing modules, re-sit fees or coursework resubmission). Any costs associated with work placements will be the students’ responsibility.

Full-Time Fees £3,500


The level of competition for scholarships and educational awards is very high. We recommend that you apply for the course early if you plan to use for a related prize.

For some of our scholarships, you will need an offer to study the course to be eligible. Even where it is not a requirement, holding an offer to study can often benefit a funding application.

 Global Ambassador Scholarship
 Income Based Scholarship

Scholarships are available for candidates under the Global Ambassador Scholarship scheme. The total value awarded will be determined by your academic and professional achievements.

Applicants must provide recent financial information. We will consider any circumstances and please contact us for more information.

30 % Fee Reduction

We are proud to offer our students scholarships to support their tuition fees


Most jobs will require you to undertake some form of training in order to progress along your career path. However, by having an Extended Diploma, alongside your previous degree, you are setting yourself apart from the competition. You have shown you are willing to do what it takes to get ahead, to put in the extra hours of education, in order to enhance your career.

Career Progression

An extended Diploma makes great entrepreneurs. You might not have experience in setting up your business, but there are many business skills that you will learn while studying at LSB.

The Marketing Communications Manager is typically responsible for: creating and implementing plans to increase market share, commissioning or conducting market research, overseeing market data analysis and evaluation.

Advertising Managers direct a company’s advertising activities and  develop creative, consistent brand-specific ad campaigns. They supervise and work with other employees, establish project goals, monitor, approve and evaluate a project’s status and impact.

Quality managers aim to ensure that the product or service an organisation provides is fit for purpose, consistent and meets both external and internal requirements. This includes legal compliance and customer expectations.

The Company Secretary is responsible for the efficient administration of a company, particularly with regard to ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and for ensuring that decisions of the board of directors are implemented.

Supply Chain Managers are responsible for the movement of goods, from manufacturers and suppliers to the customer. They oversee and manage every stage of the production flow, from purchasing the raw materials to the delivery of the final product.

A Business Development Manager is a senior role, and as such has some important duties and responsibilities to fulfil, with both short and long-term goals to achieve. For example, writing business proposals, negotiating with stakeholders, identifying and mapping business strengths and customer needs.

A Data Analyst is someone who collects, processes, and performs statistical analyses of data. They can translate numbers and data into plain English in order to help organisations and companies understand how to make better business decisions.

Financial Managers provide guidance to help mitigate weaknesses and risks in an organisation’s financial situation. Responsibilities may include creating financial budgets and forecasts, researching competitors, and performing audits. These professionals must be skilled in computer use and research, strategic decision-making, and financial analysis.

Management Consultants help organisations solve issues, create value, maximise growth and improve business performance. They use their business skills to provide objective advice and expertise and help an organisation to develop any specialist skills that it may be lacking.

Purchasing Managers are responsible for buying the best quality equipment, goods, and services at the most competitive prices to enable a company or organisation to operate. You can work in a range of sectors for many different types of organisation.


Visit Us

If you are interested in applying we encourage you to visit the School and meet with our recruitment and admissions staff. This is neither a requirement nor expectation if you are planning on applying to the programme.

Related Programmes

At LSB, you will have the chance to study a broad range of subjects. The School offers a unique opportunity to explore business alongside other disciplines.

One Year MBA

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a prestigious postgraduate qualification that provides an overview of fundamental business principles and practices and is highly valued by top employers.

Executive MBA

Our Executive MBA is a 24-month part-time programme designed for leaders in a technology-driven world. It will give you a thorough knowledge of essential business disciplines and opportunities to enhance your business skills.

How to Apply

Enrolling at London School of Business will help you study in a diverse mix of cultures, providing an opportunity to socialise and make friends from nations across the globe. Apply now, and one of our Admission Advisors will be in touch to support you through the process.

You can use the following link to apply for the programme: https://www.lsbuk.com/apply/

There you’ll have to choose the module which you are interested in

In order to assess your eligibility for the programme, we will review your profile and your expectations from your career. This will be done via an in-person, telephonic or video conversation. In addition, we will mark your English proficiency for the course and advise on further actions to be taken on your part.

Then tell us how you’ll be funding your chosen module, choosing from one of our flexible funding options

Need Help Choosing A Programme?

Choosing the right programme is an important part of your future success. Our dedicated student counsellors are happy to assist you in choosing the right programme that best suits your professional goals. Please contact us on +44 (0)20 3305 8124 or send us an email to Undergraduate@lsbuk.com to discuss your requirements and obtain an application form.

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